The Purge Review

732 Words Feb 4th, 2015 3 Pages
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to the summer 2013 no. 1 box office hit The Purge, is the next terrifying chapter of citizens fulfilling their duty of their country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy. The Purge: Anarchy tells the story of three groups of people who are all trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in the midst of The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs. The Purge: Anarchy is set in Los Angeles on March 21, 2023, one year after the previous film. The Purge is a day before the spring equinox. Spring is a symbol for rebirth or cleansing, which is the purpose of The Purge. At a point …show more content…
Nobody is trying to pull off a heist to become rich? What about sex or drugs? Those acts of delinquency don't flourish to exceptional heights this time of year? Both movies make it come off as if people are only concerned about using murder to let out their anger. The Purge could be a very interesting franchise, but it refuses to try and is therefore completely dull. Both films rely on “jump scares” to entice its audience, but it's more about the hunt than anything else. Toying with your prey with little execution seems to be the running theme of The Purge. The Purge: Anarchy had some unique twists, but it fails to go as far as you'd hope. Both movies fail to give the sensation that an impending and violent death is just around the corner. The violence seems toned down in the sequel, especially when the only really gruesome death in the film is completely, noticeably, and poorly computer generated. The Purge does however separate itself from the many small-budget smashes filled with demonic spirits or evil poltergeists like Paranormal Activity and Insidious. They say politics is a bloodsport and The Purge: Anarchy takes that idea to whole new level of extreme. This sequel makes it quite obvious that the goal of The Purge is to wipe out the lower-class citizens to favor the wealthy. However, the “New Founding Fathers” make it seem as if it's in good nature to lower poverty, unemployment, and crime rates, but the second Purge movie proves